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China mulls easing controls over new-vehicle licenses to spur sales, report says
Reuters | 2019/4/19

BEIJING -- China is considering plans to relax controls over the issuance of new car licenses in major cities to boost flagging auto sales, financial magazine   Caixin   reported on Wednesday, citing a draft document by the country's state planner.   

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Why VW may become 2nd foreign automaker to gain control of China JV
Yang Jian | 2019/4/12

SHANGHAI -- Beijing last year pledged to phase out ownership restrictions on foreign automakers that produce light vehicles through joint ventures in China. Now, Volkswagen Group is likely to become the second global auto manufacturer after BMW Group to gain control of a joint venture formed with a local peer.   The partnership in which VW is seeking to raise its share to more than 50 percent is the one established with Jianghuai Automobile Co.   Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of  Automotive News China
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  Geely launches electric vehicle brand Geometry
Reuters | 2019/4/12

Geely launched a premium all-electric vehicle brand, Geometry, as it pushes ahead with plans to boost output of new-energy vehicles.    Geometry will take overseas orders but will mainly focus on the Chinese market and will introduce more than 10 EV models in multiple segments by 2025, Geely said Thursday.
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  China plans more support for parallel car imports, used-car markets
Reuters | 2019/4/5

China's Commerce Ministry said it will roll out measures to support the country's parallel car imports and used-vehicle markets to boost sales.   China will expand supply channels to promote parallel car imports and will promote regulations to improve used-vehicle transactions, the Commerce Ministry's spokesman, Gao Feng, said at a press briefing in Beijing, without giving specific details.
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China's new investment law looms over foreign automakers
Bloomberg | 2019/3/15

China plans to approve new rules for foreign investment in the country this week, a sweeping overhaul of regulations that will affect corporate titans from Ford to Alibaba and Tencent.   Key pillars of the new law will remove a major threat to investors in China¡¯s massive technology sector, while putting thousands of overseas companies on notice they may need to renegotiate joint ventures in China.

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  BMW plan to export EVs from China on hold amid trade talks
Reuters | 2019/3/8

BMW's ambitions to establish China as a hub for exporting electric vehicles are in limbo because of uncertainty over potential trade tariffs between China and the United States, company executives said.
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China, U.S. on verge of 'historic' trade deal, top White House adviser says
Bloomberg | 2019/3/1

The U.S. and China are on the cusp of a "historic" deal that would commit Beijing to cut subsidies for state-owned companies and disclose when its central bank intervenes in currency markets, a top White House adviser said. China has also pledged to "de-emphasize" plans to dominate in emerging technologies, including electric vehicles, outlined in a Made-in-China 2025 plan, said Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council.

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  Self-driving truck startup TuSimple raises nearly $100 million
Pete Bigelow | 2019/2/15

TuSimple, a self-driving truck startup based in Beijing, raised new funds that will help the company quickly expand its U.S. fleet and accelerate joint-development projects with major automakers and suppliers.
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German exports to China from U.S. plunge in 2018
Reuters | 2019/1/15

FRANKFURT -- German automakers appealed for tariff-free trade to preserve jobs in Europe and the United States, as the country's auto industry association reported exports of German light vehicles from the United States to China dropped 37 percent last year.

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Regulatory chaos, confusion reign over EV market
Yang Jian | 2019/1/11

SHANGHAI -- The severe downturn in China¡¯s traditional vehicle market in the second half of 2018 caught automakers unprepared.   At the start of the new year, companies find themselves confronted with a thick layer of regulatory chaos and confusion surrounding the electrified vehicle market.  The major uncertainty facing automakers is how the Chinese government will wind down subsidies for electrified vehicles.    Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of   Automotive News China.
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Why VW may become 2nd foreign automaker to gain control of China JV

GM's 2 joint ventures see sales decline again

Geely, Great Wall, BYD sales climb in March

VW eyes buying big stake in China partner JAC, report says

U.S.-China trade war reroutes U.S. import flows

Geely launches electric vehicle brand Geometry

BYD, worried about nickel supplies, welcomes JV talks

Infiniti to introduce Chinese-built EV in 3 years

Bosch sees China downturn extending into 2019

Volvo explores closer ties with shareholder Geely in China

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